Monday, July 19, 2021

Postdoctoral fellowship available at the PROMENTA Research Center

 


A postdoc position is available at the PROMENTA Research Center, Section for Health, Developmental and Personality psychology, Department of Psychology, University of Oslo. PROMENTA is a newly established interdisciplinary research center focusing on mental health, drug use and wellbeing. Generally, we examine sources of mental health and wellbeing on a variety of levels, such as genetic risk, neurocognitive development, the psychosocial environment, and the socio-cultural context. For more information about PROMENTA, please visit www.promenta.no.


The postdoc position is funded by a grant from the Research Council of Norway for the project «Homo sociabilis and genomics of the good life. Rethinking wellbeing and social relations – the role of genetic and environmental processes”.


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More about the project

The fellowship is for a period of three years. A fourth year can be considered with the addition of a 25 % teaching requirement, depending on the competence of the applicant and the needs of the department.


The postdoc will work with PROMENTA colleagues to generate knowledge about the nature and development of human wellbeing, including life satisfaction, happiness, resilience and mental health. In particular, the project aims to expand our understanding of the social ingredients in wellbeing, and the role of genetics and environments during childhood and adolescence. To further our understanding of the complex and interconnected causal processes unfolding through development, the project will:


1) examine ways in which social relations are related to wellbeing, and reveal processes of intergenerational transmission of wellbeing,


2) examine patterns of multi-wellbeing and delineate the genetic and environmental architecture involved,


3) determine to what extent genetic influences on wellbeing are mediated by social relations, that is, the ways genetic factors create environments that generate wellbeing, and


4) examine the interplay of genetic and environmental factors in the complex associations between wellbeing and our social world


The project will use longitudinal data from the Norwegian Mother, Father and Child Cohort Study (Moba), including genetic and questionnaire data. Focus will be on wellbeing among adolescents, and the developmental processes evolving from birth.


The project is led by Professor Espen Røysamb (PI) and Senior researcher Ragnhild Bang Nes (co-PI), and involve collaborations between the University of Oslo, the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, and international researchers.


Qualification requirements

Applicants must hold a PhD degree or equivalent in relevant fields such as psychology, genetics, social science, epidemiology, medicine, or related. The doctoral dissertation should be submitted for evaluation by the closing date for applications.

Excellent skills in quantitative analysis

Long-term potential for high-quality research

Excellent English skills, orally and in writing

Strong publication record

Ambitions for high-quality research within the project, as evidenced by the required letter of application, explaining the motivation for applying and how own qualifications are suitable for the announced position

Preferable qualifications

Experience in the research fields of wellbeing, quality of life, mental health, genetics, health, developmental or personality psychology.

Experience with longitudinal data analysis, genetically informed studies, structural equation modelling

Competence in software such as R, Mplus or Stata.

Excellent writing skills

Personal skills

Creative thinking and analytic abilities

High motivation and efficient work structure

Ability to work in collaborative groups and independently

In assessing applications, particular emphasis will be placed upon the quality of the candidate’s academic qualifications. Interviews with selected candidates will be arranged where the applicants personal suitability, motivation and cooperative skills will be emphasized.


We offer

Salary grade NOK 563 900 - 650 300 per year, depending on qualifications in a position as PhD Research fellow, (position code 1017)

A professionally stimulating work environment at the Promenta Research Center, Department of Psychology

Enthusiastic colleagues with high expertise in relevant fields

Unique learning opportunities

Opportunities for extensive collaboration with national and international collaborators

Favorable pension and social welfare benefits

Attractive welfare arrangements

How to apply

The application must include


Letter of application, 1-2 pages, explaining the motivation for applying and how own qualifications are suitable for the announced postdoc position.

CV summarizing education, positions and academic work

copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only)

a complete list of publications and academic works

Names and contact details of at least two references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail, and telephone number)

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link “apply for this job”. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University's grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).


Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Research Fellowships at the University of Oslo.


No one can be appointed for more than one PhD Research Fellowship period at the University of Oslo.


This is a project funded by the Research Council of Norway and applicants with a previous postdoc position funded by the Research Council of Norway cannot be appointed for this position.


According to the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.


The appointment may be shortened/given a more limited scope within the framework of the applicable guidelines on account of any previous employment in academic positions.


The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results etc.


Inclusion and diversity are a strength. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition. We also want to have employees with diverse expertise, combinations of subjects, life experience and perspectives. We will make adjustments for employees who require this. 


If there are qualified applicants with special needs, gaps in their CVs or immigrant backgrounds, we will invite at least one applicant in each of these groups to an interview.


Contact information

Project leader, Espen Røysamb: espen.roysamb@psykologi.uio.no

Project co-leader, Ragnhild Bang Nes: RagnhildBang.Nes@fhi.no

HR officer, Linn Berg Salvesen: l.b.salvesen@psykologi.uio.no

Please contact the project leaders for more information about the project.  


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Postdoctoral Research Fellow in CMOS integrated circuits optical/chemical sensors

 


Position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow available at the Nanoelectronics Group, Department of Informatics.


Preferred starting date is between 31 November, 2021 and 31 January, 2022.


The fellowship will be for a period of 3 years, with no compulsory work beyond the project or for a period of 4 years, with 25 % compulsory work for the department (such as teaching) contingent on the qualifications of the candidate and the teaching needs of the department.


No one can be appointed for more than one Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the University of Oslo.


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Project description 

The position is part of the Norwegian National Research Council project “PhotoSense” that conducts ground breaking research into the use of artificial membranes with embedded photosensitive proteins for retinal prosthetics. To carefully characterize the performance of these membranes, this postdoc project is to develop a CMOS integrated circuit which is able to sense chemical, electrical and optical signals on its surface with high spatial resolution. Even more specifically, we are looking to implement an array composed of photo diodes, ion sensitive field effect transistors (ISFET) and surface electrodes. To test the light sensitivity and electrochemical properties of the biomolecular membranes under development they are to be placed upon this CMOS sensor and thus be carefully characterized.


For work on that topic that the project shall build upon you can among others refer to these publications of project partners:


-         M. Nematzadeh et al. “Low Noise Combined Optical-Chemical CMOS Sensor for Biomedical Application”. The Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems 2019 conference proceedings.  ISSN 1548-3746, p. 394-398 . doi: 10.1109/MWSCAS.2019.8885280


-         J. Greco et al. (2017) “Pixel characterization of a protein-based retinal implant using a microfabricated sensor array”. International Journal of High Speed Electronics and Systems 2017 ;Volume 26.(3) p. 1-20


-         P. Häfliger et al., “Combined optical and chemical asynchronous event pixel array”. Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Cicuits and Systems 2016 ;Volume 2016-July. p. 317-320


The “PhotoSense” project is scheduled to start in July 2021. It is a collaboration between the University of South-Eeastern Norway, the University of Oslo, and the University of Connecticut.


Postdoctoral fellows who are appointed for a period of four years are expected to acquire basic pedagogical competency in the course of their fellowship period within the duty component of 25 %.


The main purpose of a postdoctoral fellowship is to provide the candidates with enhanced skills to pursue a scientific top position within or beyond academia. To promote a strategic career path, all postdoctoral research fellows are required to submit a professional development plan no later than one month after commencement of the postdoctoral period.


Qualification requirements

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has a strategic ambition is to be among Europe’s leading communities for research, education and innovation. Candidates for these fellowships will be selected in accordance with this, and expected to be in the upper segment of their class with respect to academic credentials.


Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree in microelectronics or similar subjects with experience in analog/mixed-signal ASIC design in CMOS technology. Doctoral dissertation must be submitted for evaluation by the closing date. Only applicants with an approved doctoral thesis and public defence are eligible for appointment.

Prior experience with (CMOS) sensors, sensor front ends, image sensors, ADC and other relevant areas for the specific project context will be an advantage.

Fluent oral and written communication skills in English.

We offer

Salary NOK 526 000 – 608 200 per year depending on qualifications in position as Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (position code 1352)

Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement

Professionally stimulating working environment

Vibrant international academic environment

Postdoctoral development programmes

Oslo’s family-friendly surroundings with their rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

The application must include:


Cover letter (statement of motivation, summarizing scientific work and research interest)

CV (summarizing education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activity)

Copies of educational certificates, (academic transcripts only)

Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University's grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language). Applications with documents missing will not be considered further.


 Interviews with the best qualified candidates will be arranged.


Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Oslo.


No one can be appointed for more than one Postdoctoral Fellow period at the University of Oslo.


According to the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.


The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results etc.


The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.


Contact information

Prof. Philipp Häfliger, phone: +47 228 40118, e-mail: hafliger@ifi.uio.no


For technical questions regarding the recruitment system, please contact HR Adviser Torunn Standal Guttormsen, e-mail: t.s.guttormsen@mn.uio.no


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Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Data Stream Processing and Privacy Protection

 


Position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow in data stream processing and privacy protection available at the Department of Informatics.


The fellowship period is 3 years and devoted to carrying out a project entitled (Parrot: Privacy Engineering for Real-Time Analytics in Human-Centred Internet of Things). Depending on qualification and interest, the Department might fund a fourth year for a compulsory work load of 25% (over four years) that may consist of teaching, supervision duties, and research assistance.


No one can be appointed for more than one Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the University of Oslo. Starting date as soon as possible.


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Job description / Project description / Development plan:

This PhD Fellowship is part of the Parrot project funded by the research Council of Norway. The Parrot project is an international collaboration between the University of Oslo (Norway) and the Technical University of Darmstadt (Germany). The application domain of Parrot is in human-centred IoT (including participatory sensing and mHealth), which are especially prone to privacy issues. The goal of Parrot is to develop privacy engineering solutions to the benefit of all stakeholders in the value chain on these systems, i.e., data subjects, application developers, service providers and service users. This means to (1) provide data subjects with the requested level of privacy protection, (2) relieve application developers from the burden of implementing privacy protection, and (3) take care that privacy protection does not hamper the data quality and assures by this the usefulness of the service for (real-time decision making of) service users.


Scientific and technical challenges that are addressed in this research project include:


Expressing and matching of privacy concerns of end-users and data quality requirements for data analytic.

Characterizing privacy protecting mechanisms in terms of protection level and impact onto data quality.

(Semi-)automatic rewriting of queries for Complex Event Processing (CEP) systems and automatic placement of operator graphs in distributed (mobile) CEP systems under security and privacy concerns.

Design and implementation of a fully decentralized and trustworthy overlay for distributed CEP systems.

Experimental and empirical evaluation of solutions developed in the project.

Postdoctoral fellows who are appointed for a period of four years are expected to acquire basic pedagogical competency in the course of their fellowship period within the duty component of 25 %.


The main purpose of a postdoctoral fellowship is to provide the candidates with enhanced skills to pursue a scientific top position within or beyond academia. To promote a strategic career path, all postdoctoral research fellows are required to submit a professional development plan no later than one month after commencement of the postdoctoral period.


Qualification requirements

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has a strategic ambition is to be among Europe’s leading communities for research, education and innovation. Candidates for these fellowships will be selected in accordance with this, and expected to be in the upper segment of their class with respect to academic credentials.


Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree in Computer Science (or equivalent). Doctoral dissertation must be submitted for evaluation by the closing date. Only applicants with an approved doctoral thesis and public defence are eligible for appointment.

Fluent oral and written communication skills in English.

Candidates with skills in a Scandinavian language can be preferred.

It is required that the successful candidate documents experience in at least one of the following domains:


Practical privacy protection

Data stream processing systems

Query processing

Distributed mobile systems and overlay networks

Furthermore, it is required that the candidate can demonstrate the ability to implement proof-of-concept systems and use them for experimental evaluation.


Personal skills:


Desire to perform high-quality research

Eagerness to learn

Interest and ability to work in an international research team

We offer

Salary NOK 534 400 – 615 800 per year depending on qualifications in position as Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (position code 1352)

Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement

Professionally stimulating working environment

Vibrant international academic environment

Postdoctoral development programmes

Oslo’s family-friendly surroundings with their rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

The application must include:


Cover letter (statement of motivation, summarizing scientific work and research interest)

CV (summarizing education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activity)

Copies of educational certificates, academic transcript of records and letters of recommendation

A complete list of publications and up to 5 academic works that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee

Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University's grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).


IIn assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the documented academic qualifications and the quality of the project as well as the candidates’ motivation and personal suitability. Interviews with the best qualified candidates will be arranged.


It is expected that the successful candidate will be able to complete the project in the course of the period of employment.


Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Oslo.


No one can be appointed for more than one Postdoctoral Fellow period at the University of Oslo.


According to the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.


The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results etc.


The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.


Contact information

Professor Thomas Plagemann, phone: +47 228 52743, e-mail: plageman@ifi.uio.no

or Professor Vera Goebel, phone: +47 228 52402, e-mail: goebel@ifi.uio.no.


For technical questions regarding the recruitment system, please contact HR Adviser Torunn Standal Guttormsen, e-mail: t.s.guttormsen@mn.uio.no

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Doctoral Research Fellowship in Media Studies

A Doctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1017) in Media Studies is available at the Department of Media and Communication (IMK), University of Oslo. The position is affiliated with the research project Global Natives. The project is funded by the Research Council of Norway and is led by professor Marika Lüders, the Department of Media and Communication. Project partners include the University of Bergen, The Institute of Social Research/ISF, and King’s College.


More about the position

The research project Global Natives studies the position of global media platforms among Norwegian teenagers, and how national media producers and policymakers respond to global platforms and the media habits of a new media generation. The term ‘global natives’ refers to teenagers of today, who have always assumed the place of global platforms as part of everyday life. We use the term to rethink how transforming media habits may represent challenges and impetus for reshaping media production and policy models. The project focuses on entertainment services, and it includes both entertainment media produced by industry players rooted in a mass media paradigm and entertainment media produced by users-turning/turned-professional-producers in an online media paradigm. More information about the project can be found on the project’s website. The project description can be obtained by contacting the project leader Marika Lüders (see contact details below).


The PhD candidate will be a central member of the project team and a core contributor to the empirical studies of the media experiences of teenagers. The candidate is expected to investigate how Norwegian teens appropriate and ascribe value to entertainment on global platforms. The candidate will take part in the project’s longitudinal qualitative study. This involves collaborating with project members in conducting qualitative interviews with a socio-demographically diverse sample of young study participants in Norway. The empirical data will largely encompass material in Norwegian, and the PhD candidate is therefore expected to be fluent in Norwegian or another Scandinavian language. The applicant is expected to develop a PhD project description, which must be submitted as a part of the application.


The person appointed will be affiliated with the Faculty's organized research training. The academic work is to result in a doctoral thesis that will be defended at the Faculty with a view to obtaining the degree of PhD. The successful candidate is expected to join the existing research milieu or network and contribute to its development. Read more about the doctoral degree.


The appointment is for a duration of 3 years. All PhD Candidates who submit their doctoral dissertation for assessment with a written recommendation from their supervisor within 3 years or 3 ½ years after the start of their PhD position, will be offered, respectively, a 12 or 6 month Completion Grant.


Qualification requirements

A Master's degree or equivalent in Media Studies, Sociology, or other disciplines relevant for the project. The Master's degree must have been obtained and the final evaluation must be available by the application deadline.

The candidate’s research project must be closely connected to and relevant for the Global Natives project.

Fluent oral and written communication skills in English, see Language requirements

The candidate is expected to take part in in conducting research interviews with Norwegian teenagers, and must therefore have fluent oral and written communication skills in Norwegian or other Scandinavian language.

Personal suitability and motivation for the position.

To be eligible for admission to the doctoral programmes at the University of Oslo, applicants must, as a minimum, have completed a five-year graduation course (Master’s degree or equivalent), including a Master’s thesis of at least 30 ECTS. In special cases, the Faculty may grant admission on the basis of a one-year Master course following an assessment of the study programme’s scope and quality.


In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on:


The project's originality, scientific merit and innovation.

The applicant's estimated academic and personal ability to complete the research training and his/her research project within the stipulated time frame

Good knowledge of theories and methods used in the Global Natives project

Good collaboration skills and an ability to join and contribute to the Department’s research environment and interdisciplinary academic communities

Research ambition such as demonstrated through academic publications and conference presentations is advantageous, but not a requirement.

Provided the conditions above are met, applicants who have recently graduated with excellent results may be given preference.


We offer

salary NOK 491 200 – 534 400 per annum depending on qualifications 

A professionally stimulating working environment

Membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund

Attractive welfare benefits

How to apply

The application must include:


Application letter describing the applicant’s qualifications and motivation for the position

Curriculum Vitae (with a list of education, positions, teaching experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activities, publications. Information about publications should preferably include DOI or downloadable links.

Educational certificates of your Bachelor’s and Master's degrees. Applicants with education from a foreign university must attach an explanation of their university's grading system

Documentation of Language requirements

Project description, including a detailed progress plan for the project (3 - 5 pages, maximum 14,000 characters. See Template for project descriptions)

A list of 2-3 reference persons (name, relationships to the candidate, contact information)

DO NOT include any certificates or transcripts that are not listed above

Please note that all documents must be in English or a Scandinavian language.


Other educational certificates and master thesis are not to be submitted with the application, but applicants may be asked to submit such information or works later


The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, jobbnorge.no.


Short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview.


The tentative starting date is January 2022.


Formal regulations

See also regulations as well as guidelines for the application assessment process and appointments to research fellowships.


Following the Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) § 25, Chapter 2, demographic information about the applicant may be used in the public list of applicants even if the applicant opts out from the entry in the public application list.


No one can be appointed for more than one PhD Research Fellowship period at the University of Oslo.


The University of Oslo has an Acquisition of Rights Agreement for the purpose of securing rights to intellectual property created by its employees, including research results.


The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.


Contact information

Professor Marika Lüders, Project leader of "Global Natives"


HR Adviser Mira Kramarova, for questions on how to apply


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Doctoral research fellow in the field of Digital Criminology

 

A position as PhD Research Fellow (SKO 1017) is available to undertake research as part of the project “The changing relationships between digital technologies, DNA and evidence” (Digital DNA). The project is funded by the European Research Council. The candidate will work closely together with project leader Mareile Kaufmann at the Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law.


The fellowship runs for three years without teaching duties, or four years with teaching duties constituting 25 % of the overall workload. A four year fellowship requires that the candidate can contribute to the current teaching needs of the Faculty of Law.


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More about the position

Digital DNA studies the changing relationships between digital technologies, DNA and evidence. It focuses on three developments in specific: (1) Hardware: It investigates how smaller and more mobile hardware influences the production of DNA evidence, and how DNA is used as hardware in computing. (2) Databases and analytic instruments: It studies how DNA databases and their algorithmic analysis influence the production of DNA evidence, and to what extent digital databases and algorithms are associated with evidence-based reasoning. (3) Information per se: It discusses how the ability to alter DNA influences the production of forensic evidence, and how DNA influences the concept of digital data.


The project has strong empirical components. In order to contribute to these, the candidate must have training in qualitative methods, as well as basic competences in sociological research on technology. Science and Technology Studies will be an important framework for studying these developments.


Together with Kaufmann, the candidate will work on developments (1) and (2) with a focus on the influence of digital hardware, databases and software on DNA evidence. Technologies studied in (1) could include hardware for 3D Forensic Facial Reconstruction or DNA sequencers for phenotyping at the crime scene. Developments studied in (2) would focus on the rise of public and private DNA databases and software used to analyze DNA. All studies take place in the UK and Norway. The candidate is not expected to have in-depth knowledge about these technologies from before. However, through interviews and fieldwork the candidate shall develop an understanding of how the technologies work and how they influence practices, opinions and results.


The candidate will get the chance to build an international network and participate in an exchange at Durham University. In the course of the project, the candidate will have the opportunity to meet key scholars in this field, who are part of the project’s Advisory Board.


The parts of the Digital DNA project description relevant to this position can be accessed here. Interested candidates are strongly advised to consult these before writing their project description.


Qualification requirements and other qualities

The applicant must hold a Master’s degree or a degree equivalent to the Master’s degree in Criminology or other Social Sciences. The candidate must be qualified to work theoretically and empirically in the described project. Admission to the PhD programme at the Faculty of Law requires the candidate to have grades in the upper level of the grading scale. This also applies to the master’s thesis.

The candidate must have training in qualitative methods, as well as basic competences in sociological research on technology.

The project language is English and the applicants should have an excellent command of the English language, written and spoken. A good command of a Scandinavian language is also an advantage, though not a condition. 

Applicants must be able to work independently and in a structured way. 

Applicants must have good collaboration skills and the ability to contribute to the development of the subject. 

Applicants must take an active part in the development of a good professional environment. 

Please read about the requirements for admission to the PhD program here

We offer

Salary based on salary NOK 482 200 – 526 000 per annum (position code 1017)

An inspiring, friendly and inclusive working environment 

Pension arrangement in the Norwegian Public Service Fund 

Welfare arrangements

How to apply

The application must include:


A cover letter describing the applicant’s qualifications and motivation for the position.

A project description of 5-10 pages, explaining how they would take their research task in a 3 –year PhD project design. This includes a description of the theoretical background, the aims, methodologies with suggestions for informants or entry points for case studies, and reflections about potential ethical challenges. The proposal must clearly demonstrate how the research will contribute towards the case studies conducted in (1) and (2). A PhD thesis at the Faculty of Law can be a monograph or a collection of several scholarly articles. The applicant should present a publication strategy for the research done within the project. To ensure exchange throughout the project, an article-based thesis is encouraged.

CV (complete overview of education, practice and academic works). 

Copies of diplomas with all grades included in the degree and certificates (if the original language of diplomas/certificates is not English or a Scandinavian language, an English language translation must be provided in addition to a copy of the original). Foreign diplomas must include an official documentation about the grading system together with the official grading scale. 

If available: A complete publication list.

Up to three academic works that the applicant wishes to be considered. If work is written by several authors, the division of work between them must be documented with the co-author's declaration.

Names and contact details for at least two reference persons

Please note that all documents must be in English or a Scandinavian language.


The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link “apply for this job”.


The tentative starting date is fall 2021.


Evaluation of the applicant

In the evaluation of candidates, emphasis will be placed on the candidate’s academic achievements, previous relevant publications, the project description, and the applicant’s professional and personal qualifications, particularly in relation to their ability to perform the proposed project within the allotted time.

Short-listed applicants will be invited for an interview with the University of Oslo, personally or through electronic means.

The candidates are evaluated by a hiring committee, which ranks the candidates based on the criteria indicated above and conducts interviews with short-listed candidates. In a few cases a dedicated interview committee will be formed. 

The faculty’s hiring commission will take a final decision about the hiring of the candidate.

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Research Fellowships at the University of Oslo.


No one can be appointed for more than one PhD Research Fellowship period at the University of Oslo.


According to the Norwegian Freedom and Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.


The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results.


The University of Oslo aims for its employees to reflect the diversity of the population to the greatest degree possible. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition and to recruit people with an immigrant background. We encourage qualified applicants with disabilities to apply for the position. The University of Oslo will adapt the workplace to suit employees with disabilities.


Contact information

For questions concerning content: Project leader Mareile Kaufmann, e post: Mareile.kaufmann@jus.uio.no


For administrative questions: HR-officer Siri Martenson, siri.martenson@jus.uio.no

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Two postdoctoral research fellow positions in biostatistics available

 


Two postdoctoral research fellow positions, each for a period of three years, are available at the Oslo Centre for Biostatistics and Epidemiology (OCBE), Department of Biostatistics, University of Oslo.

The postdoctoral positions are funded by the Norwegian Cancer Society through the project “Stable variable selection in ultra-high dimensional statistics” (Principal investigator Professor Magne Thoresen), and the general purpose of the project is to work on methodology for variable selection in high-dimensional problems. The project is a collaboration between the University of Oslo and the University of Tromsø.

The postdoctoral research fellows will be employed in 100% 3-year positions at OCBE. Currently, OCBE includes 11 tenured professors and associate professors, 15 researchers, and a number of post-doctoral fellows and PhD students, making up a group of about 70 people. OCBE is internationally recognized, with interests spanning a broad range of areas (including time-to-event models, data integration, causal inference, statistical genomics, high dimensional data and models, Bayesian inference, stochastic simulation algorithms, probabilistic graphical models, machine learning, evolution and population genetics, measurement error models, epidemiological studies of lifestyle and chronic diseases, stochastic models for infectious diseases) and numerous collaborations with leading bio-medical research groups internationally and in Norway. OCBE is an active partner of Big Insight: Statistics for the Knowledge Economy, which is one of the Norwegian centers of excellence for research-based innovation.

The main purpose of the fellowship is to qualify researchers for work in higher academic positions within their disciplines.

The post holders will carry out research in statistical methodology related to variable selection in high-dimensional genomic data. The goal is to develop stable variable selection procedures that allow control of false discoveries. You will work on methods for specific problems related to i) high-dimensional penalized mixed models and ii) graphical models, with applications in cancer research.

We are looking for highly motivated candidates with an outstanding potential and a strong mathematical / statistical background. You will have a PhD in statistics/mathematics or related field, and you will have conducted methodological research in statistics. Proven experience in programming is required. The ideal candidates are able to work effectively as part of a team, but also to develop and pursue independent ideas. The successful candidates are expected to conduct innovative research at the highest international level.

Qualification requirements
The following qualifications will count in the assessment of the applicants:

Applicants must hold a PhD degree in statistics, biostatistics, mathematics, or other disciplines with documented experience in statistics.
Experience with genomic data is an advantage, but not necessary.
Knowledge about penalized regression methods / graphical models is an advantage, but not necessary.
Documented programming skills in R, python, MatLab, C, C++ or equivalent are necessary.
Fluent oral and written communication skills in English.
The doctoral dissertation must have been submitted for evaluation by the closing date. Appointment is dependent on the public defence of the doctoral thesis being approved.

We offer
salary NOK 534 400– 594 300 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow (position code 1352)
a professionally stimulating working environment
attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities
A structured career development program, specifically developed for postdoctoral candidates 

How to apply
The application must include

Cover letter statement of motivation and research interests (including a summary of the applicant's scientific work and interests and describing how she/he fits the description of the person we seek)
CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work)
Copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only)
A complete list of publications and academic works
List of reference persons: 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number)
The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University's grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the documented, academic qualifications as well as the candidates motivation and personal suitability. Interviews with the best qualified candidates will be arranged.

Formal regulations
Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Oslo.

No one can be appointed for more than one Postdoctoral Fellow period at the University of Oslo.

According to the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

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Contact information
Professor Magne Thoresen, e-mail: magne.thoresen@medisin.uio.no

HR officer in charge of the position: Ole Rustad

Thursday, July 15, 2021

MSc thesis work: Exploring nanostructured hydrophobic antireflection coatings with a commercial twist

 


The Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering conducts research and arranges related courses in the field of electromagnetics, micro and nanotechnology, radio engineering, and space technology featuring an international team of over 150 Researchers and Research Assistants. The Department is part of the Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering (Aalto ELEC) with world-class research facilities and instruments.



MSc thesis work: Exploring nanostructured hydrophobic antireflection coatings with a commercial twist

We are looking for a Msc student to help in manufacturing different prototype coatings and support in research and characterization of coatings for future commercialization in mind. Coating applications vary from optical components and systems to biomedical applications utilizing the superhydrophobicity of the surface. For a MSc thesis work there are many possible topics here.

Team and technology
We are a 3 person team pursuing the commercialization of superhydrophobic antireflection coatings based on nanostructured aluminium oxide. Current applications of the film range from broadband and omnidirectional optical antireflection coatings to biomedical coatings.The coating technology has been developed by the team, see link for details https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acsami.0c12465. Supervising professor for the MSc thesis will be professor Harri Lipsanen from the Nanoscience and Advanced Materials Group.  

Your background
Knowledge of optics/optical coatings or biomedical coatings, and experience in working in a clean room environment are the core of the job so experience/knowledge in these is very helpfull. Fluent English is a mandatory skill.

The following skills or knowledges are also beneficial:

  • Experience in microfabrication techniques
  • Cell biology and cell growth
  • Knowledge of atomic layer deposition
  • High-school inorganic chemistry or better is an asset
  • Electromagnetics and solid state physics are both beneficial
  • Entreprenurial attitude as the project revolves around commercialization
  • Interest in science

Salary and contract
This position will be filled up to six (6) months. The salary follows the standard salary level of MSc thesis worker at the School of Electrical Engineering. We prefer that the work starts 1.7.2021 but this is flexible, however the project will end by January 1, 2022.

Students studying for a master’s degree can apply for the position of a MSc thesis worker. A graduated applicant could be hired as a fixed-term project worker for this specific commerzialization project.

How to apply
Please submit your application through our recruiting system and include the following documents as a single pdf package in English:
•    Course transcripts of master’s study
•    Curriculum Vitae
Deadline for applications is August 2, 2021 but we will start reviewing candidates immediately upon receiving new application documents.

More Information
For additional information, please contact D.Sc. Christoffer Kauppinen, christoffer.kauppinen(at)aalto.fi.


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Postdoctoral Position in Data and Platform Economy

 


We are now seeking to hire a Postdoctoral scholar to work on Data and Platform Economy for a two-year term, with the opportunity to apply for other academic positions during or after the two years. The post doctoral researcher will join our enlargening team of faculty and doctoral students working on data, AI, and platform economy at the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management. The applicant is expected to have proven expertise and merits in data and platform economy research. The postdoctoral researcher will contribute to a research project on policy rationales in the platform economy (https://bit.ly/3w32OQ1). We are especially looking for researchers with strong analytical skills and experience relevant for the research on the data and platform economy. Expertise in economics, law, standards, competition dynamics, or computer science is considered a merit.

The specific research the postdoctoral research will be engaged in is on the governance and economics of digital public goods, open data, interfaces, standards, and digital infrastructures, in the context of data and platform economy. The research aims at advancing the understanding of rationales for public and government engagement in the data and platform economy in various sectors. The focus could be on the governance of digital public goods, e.g., data operators in the traffic, health, and/or education sector. We are especially interested in advancing understanding of how and under what conditions data operators contribute to innovation and economic spill-overs, as well societal value (externalities), and how to foster healthy competition and innovation in the data and platform economy. 

About the department

The Department of Industrial Engineering and Management conducts world-class research and provides impactful education on the creation and transformation of technology-based business. We are one of Europe’s leading university departments in the field of technology entrepreneurship, focusing primarily on strategic management and venturing, operations management, and entrepreneurial leadership. In total, we are more than one hundred persons working in the department, including 20 professors, over 30 senior and postdoc researchers, and a large number of doctoral students.

The department conducts empirical research in close collaboration with the leading technology firms in Finland and Europe and the key public and government organizations in Finland. We value your ability to conduct high-quality research and publish papers in the leading scientific journals in some of the research areas of the department. Moreover, we provide entrepreneurship education for all Aalto students and management training for business practitioners. For more information, see http://tuta.aalto.fi/en/

Job description

We expect our postdoctoral researchers to conduct research of the highest standards, and we provide you with an opportunity to teach in our intriguing courses on strategy, entrepreneurship, operations management, or leadership. The postdoctoral positions are planned to include one course of teaching per year, but the teaching load is negotiable. Most of our courses are taught by teams rather than by individual teachers. Also, we provide our postdoctoral scholars with the opportunity to learn more about university pedagogy and appreciate your interest in education development.

You will benefit from collaborating with leading scholars in the fields, the university’s generous research support, extensive international networks, and excellent access to entrepreneurs and decision-makers in the private and public sectors. The environment provides unique opportunities to conduct empirical and conceptual research of technology industries. Join our world-class research community and seize the many benefits that come with living and working in one of Europe’s leading capital cities, at the center of learning and innovation. The position is fixed-term for two years, with the opportunity to apply for other academic positions at Aalto University or elsewhere during or after the two-year period. 

Salary and benefits

The compensation is internationally competitive, and Aalto University provides occupational health care and retirement benefits. Finland is a great and safe environment, offering many excellent state-subsidized services, including affordable daycare and free schools, which are consistently ranked among the best in the world.

Ready to apply?

If you are interested to learn more about the department and would like to be considered for the position, please submit your application through our online recruitment system by using the link on Aalto University’s web page (“Apply”). The following application materials should be submitted in English (in pdf format): 

  • a cover letter
  • a curriculum vitae (with contact details)
  • a list of publications (with the most significant publications highlighted)
  • a postdoctoral research statement describing plans for future research
  • up to three letters of recommendation

Aalto University reserves the right for justified reasons to leave the position open, to extend the application period, reopen the application process, and to consider candidates who have not submitted applications during the application period. Application materials will not be returned. 

Closing date for applications: August 15th, 2021

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an online interview.

For more information

For additional information, please contact Associate Professor Robin Gustafsson. In recruitment process related questions, please contact HR Coordinator Saara Haggrén. E-mails: firstname.lastname@aalto.fi. Please note that due to summer vacations, there might be some delay in the answers. 

About Finland

We are humble people but dare to say we have one of the very best education systems in the world. The Nordic values of equality and co-operation are rooted deeply in our society. We are one of the world’s top countries in press freedom and consider it beneficial to have many voices in our community. With high investments in R&D, an influential innovation culture, open data, and an advanced state of digitalization, we are a nation of innovation and entrepreneurship.

Gender equality, flexibility, and flat hierarchies are at the core of our Nordic working environment. In Finland, professional ambitions can be combined with personal life. We are one of the world’s most reliable and stable societies with low levels of corruption and a high level of safety and social security. In Finland, everything works.

Having four seasons, clean air, and thousands of lakes, we are some nature-loving people and take good care of our unique environment. The Finnish language is known to be a bit on the complicated side, but don’t worry – it is hard to find a non-English speaker in Finland’s Capital area. We have an international mindset and an inclusive culture and will warmly welcome you to our renowned academic community.


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Assistant Professor in Electromagnetics (tenure track)

 


The School of Electrical Engineering promotes high-quality science, technology and innovations for the benefit of the Finnish society and all of humankind. In our research environment, the natural sciences, engineering and information technology intertwine to form smart systems and innovations that save energy and promote well-being. With our research, we seek to respond to many challenges posed by sustainable development and the results are applied, for example, in mobile devices, electrical networks, health care and in satellites. School’s special strength is linking the research with the Finnish and international business sector. We have around 2000 students in total, and around 250 master’s and 50 doctoral degrees annually. Our personnel consists of 700 people with over 70 professors.


The Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering at the Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering invites applications for the position of an

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN ELECTROMAGNETICS (tenure track)

We are searching for a highly potential candidate with comprehensive knowledge and skills in electromagnetic theory with interest in translational research in multidisciplinary applications. The Department supports and develops research in electromagnetics of complex materials as enablers of new applications, recognizing the application potential of both natural and artificial material systems as biological media, geophysical materials, metamaterials, metasurfaces and other complex electromagnetic media.

As an assistant professor you will enrich our department´s expertise in electromagnetic theory and applications by bringing fresh, new research ideas and perspective into our community. Your key application areas of interest may include, but are not limited to electronics, photonics, health technology, energy applications, and materials processing. Further understanding and control of natural complex materials systems such as biological tissue can be considered as application areas for this position. You have potential to develop a strong and original research program and establish collaborations with existing research groups and partners outside academia. Teaching and development of courses related to electromagnetics is an essential part of your responsibilities.

Your experience and ambitions
We are looking for an applicant with

  • a doctorate in electrical engineering, physics or other applicable field in science

  • expertise in fundamental electromagnetic theory and some of its applications

  • potential to carry out original research and attract research funding to build up your own research group

  • passion to collaborate with the industry, entrepreneurial mindset and good interpersonal skills, and ability to build a high-level international collaboration network

  • genuine motivation to teach at the undergraduate and/or graduate level, learner-centric view on education, and excellent digital competency to enrich teaching and facilitate online and on-site learning.


We offer

  • a tenure track position with promotion to a tenured position based on merits

  • a competitive benefits package including access to health care

  • start-up funding and grant writing support to help you establish your own group

  • excellent collaboration possibilities within the university

  • great future in one of the happiest, cleanest and safest countries in the world, with a comprehensive social security system and free education up to university level.


Aalto tenure track and contract terms
This position belongs to our tenure track system and will be filled to the assistant professor level with a fixed-term contract. The salary is based on Aalto University salary system, but you can also provide your own salary request. The University provides a research start-up fund, and we actively assist researchers to apply for available scientific research funding. Getting tenure and advancement on Aalto tenure track is based on an evaluation of your achievements and merits against the Aalto tenure track criteria. Please see the details about the tenure track path at Aalto at https://www.aalto.fi/en/tenure-track/tenure-track-career-path and evaluation criteria at https://www.aalto.fi/services/tenure-track-evaluation-criteria.

Scientific environment
You will join the Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering in the Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering. The department’s research areas include electromagnetic theory, integrated circuit design, microwave engineering, space science and technology, as well as nanophotonics and micro and nanotechnology. Our researchers in electromagnetics, lead by profs. Tretyakov, Simovski, Sihvola and Nikoskinen work on fundamental aspects of electromagnetic theory, numerical methods, metamaterials, metasurfaces, bianisotropic media, nanophotonics, and their applications. In these fields, our researchers work in close collaboration with many international leading research institutes and companies. The department has excellent computation and measurement facilities. The main research infrastructure offers a wide variety of measurement equipment from RF to THz frequencies.

Ready to apply?
Please submit your application latest on August 16, 2021 through our recruiting system. Please include the following documents as one merged pdf package in English 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae (with contact information and the ResearcherID number), 3) the list of publications (in which the five most significant publications highlighted and your role in them described), 4) a research statement describing past research and plans for the future research, 5) a teaching portfolio describing teaching experience and plans for teaching, 6) the list of references/possible reference letters (referees can also send the letters along with their contact details directly to HR Coordinator (annika.salmelin(at)aalto.fi).
General instructions for applicants including language requirements and guidelines for compiling the teaching portfolio and CV can be found at https://www.aalto.fi/tenure-track/interested-in-joining-our-tenure-track.

More information
If you wish to hear more about the position or us, please contact Professor Jussi Ryynänen, jussi.ryynanen(at)aalto.fi or tel. +358 50 384 1720. In case you have questions related to the recruitment process, please contact HR Coordinator Annika Salmelin, annika.salmelin(at)aalto.fi.

About Aalto University, Helsinki and Finnish society
At Aalto, high-quality research, art, education and entrepreneurship are promoted hand in hand. Disciplinary excellence is combined with multidisciplinary activities, engaging both students and the local innovation ecosystem. Our main campus is quickly transforming into an open collaboration hub that encourages encounters between students, researchers, industry, startups and other partners. Aalto University was founded in 2010 as three leading Finnish universities, Helsinki University of Technology, the Helsinki School of Economics and the University of Art and Design Helsinki, were merged to strengthen Finland’s innovative capability.

The greater Helsinki region is a world-class information technology complex, attracting leading scientists and researchers in various fields of electrical engineering. As a living and working environment, Finland consistently ranks high in quality of life, and Helsinki, the capital of Finland, is regularly ranked as one of the most livable cities in the world.

Finns are proud to say that we have one of the best education systems in the world. The Nordic values of equality and co-operation are deeply rooted in our society. We are one of the world’s top countries in happiness, clean air and nature, press freedom and consider the many voices in our society a strength. With high investments in R&D, a strong innovation culture, open data and advanced state of digitalization, we are a nation of innovation and entrepreneurship. Gender equality, flexibility and the low hierarchy are at the core of our Nordic working environment. Having four seasons, clean air and thousands of lakes, we are nature-loving people who take good care of our unique environment. For more information about living in Finland see Aalto´s pages for international staff: https://www.aalto.fi/en/careers-at-aalto/for-international-staff.


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